Now that it’s been a few weeks since the Learning Solutions 2018 Conference, I’m reflecting on what I learned.
We often talk about conversational writing for elearning. A conversational tone flows better in voice
Nicole is creating a branching scenario practicing communication techniques for nutrition counselors to better understand
At the end of last year, Bryan Jones from eLearningArt reached out to me for
I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.
After writing the ideal path for a branching scenario, write the mistakes and consequences.
Writing a branching scenario can be intimidating or overwhelming. I have found that it’s easiest to write the ideal path from start to finish first. I note decision points and sometimes draft bad choices along the way, but I don’t fully write anything else until I finish the ideal path.
This is my process for planning before writing a branching scenario, including creating a summary, outline, and list of mistakes.
PPatti Shank’s Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a summary of tactics you can use to create memorable, relevant practice opportunities and provide constructive, beneficial feedback for learners. Everything in the book is backed by research and written to be immediately usable by instructional designers and trainers.
Here are some principles and examples for adapting resumes from teaching to instructional design.